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Hi I'm Rosanna

I'm a Mormon. I'm a wife, a mother, and a grandmother.

About Me

I was born in a small, rural town with a large wonderful family. I have a wonderful husband, 5 children, and 12 adorable grandchildren. I worked as a hotel manager while putting my husband through school, then "retired" to be a stay-at-home Mom. I've only had a year of college, but have learned a lot from the school of life. One of my goals is to return to college and get a degree. I love researching family history, writing life stories, and organizing reunions. I enjoy 4-wheeling and camping with my family. I also am a licensed Amateur Radio Operator: a "HAM".

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon, but when I graduated from High School, I looked into other beliefs in an effort to know for myself what is true. After 5 years, I discovered that I was looking for truth in all the wrong places. I turned to the Lord for answers, and He answered me. After a particularly intense prayer, I felt the warmth and direction of the Holy Ghost, testify to me the path I should follow. As I became active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, read the scriptures, prayed, and obeyed the commandments, I gained a very strong testimony that this is God's true church on the earth, that Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, lives. He knows me and loves me. This knowledge has brought me much joy and peace.

How I live my faith

I am a visiting teacher, which means I take a spiritual message to a few sisters in our "ward" (congregation) each month and do anything I can for them, to lighten their burdens, and just be a good friend and neighbor. I also have the assignment in our ward to help organize our neighborhood to be prepared for any possible emergency...to be able to help each other out and communicate with each other when utilities are out, etc. We encourage every family to have a 72-hr. emergency kit, and a 3 month food supply, and alternative heating, cooking, first aid, etc. I believe that if we are prepared, we can be at peace, and be in a position to help ourselves and others in times of emergency - whether that crisis is lack of employment, illness,weather-related problems, flooding or something bigger.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

It is wonderful that those who have not had the opportunity to hear and accept the gospel of Jesus Christ while on this earth, can be taught in the next life, and have the saving ordinance of baptism performed for them in the temples. God loves all his children and has provided temples to help them all be able to return to live with Him. However, he will never force anyone to do anything. Free Agency is given to each of us. Each person will have the opportunity to accept or reject the baptism performed in their behalf. Show more Show less